70006 at Bloxwich
70006 passes Bloxwich at the head of 4V61, the 16:55 Rugeley - Stoke Gifford coal empties. This shot was taken at 17:20 on Friday 11th June 2010. Like most empty coal trains this ran to Bescot where the loco ran-round before the train proceeded via Sutton Park, Camp Hill and Bromsgrove. From August 2013 such trains should have been able to reverse in a specially provided run-round facility just south of Pleck Jct, rather than go into Bescot. In practise trains didn't start using that facility until autumn 2014, and even then only sporadically. Regular coal traffic to Rugeley ceased in February 2016.